Happy fall, everybody! While we’re putting together the next full album, Sing a Little Too Loud and Long, here’s a teaser track from our early recording sessions: “The Sidheóg.” Across almost all cultures, the simultaneously beneficent and brutal powers of nature have been, at one point or another, represented as nature gods or spirits—fickle andContinue reading “Fall Teaser from New Album: “The Sidheóg””
The Old-Time Pharmaceuticals have three newly official additions to our base ingredients! Coming soon to new shows and at least one new album, we have We really look forward to vibrating your eardrums as a full band.
We’re excited to share that work on the second Old-Time Pharmaceuticals album is underway! For the next collection of songs, we’ll be bottling the spirit of a harvest-time jam session in a hay barn, with a goodly set of folktales and ghost stories thrown into the mix. The tentative release date is late summer/early fallContinue reading “OTP Album #2 in the Works!”
The UK Songwriting Contest results are in, and the folk finalist section is crammed full of great songs! Some of our favorites are Scott Cook’s “Say Can You See” (https://www.scottcook.net/tunes), which deservedly won the category; “Alaska,” by Anna Renae (https://soundcloud.com/annarenaemusic/alaska); and “Errand Lasses and Buffer Girls,” by Pamela Ward and Paul Cherrington (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlgDymg_KzI). If you’reContinue reading “UK Songwriting Contest Identifies Some Great Folk Songs (Including “Joan and Victor Jara”)”
Contentedly filled with holiday chocolates and the last of the canned goods from the pandemic’s beginning, we bear glad tidings as 2020 sputters to a close: Roots & Honey has now spent five straight months on the Folk Alliance International Radio Charts, including a brief peek, gopher-like, into the top 40! It’s been an honorContinue reading ““Roots and Honey” and Radio Charts”
Roots & Honey reached #43 on the Folk Alliance International Radio Charts for July 2020! It’s an honor (and a little surreal) to be keeping company with folks like Gillian Welch, Indigo Girls, and Yo-Yo Ma.
Six weeks after the album release, every track on Roots & Honey has gotten radio play!
As people who get excited about arbitrary numbers, we’re happy to share that Roots & Honey has now gotten airplay on 10 radio shows! -“Music in the Air” on WWOV 101.1 in West Virginia-“Catskill’s Café” on WIOX 91.3 in New York-“Music You Can’t Hear on the Radio” on WPBR 103.3 in New Jersey-“Tue Am Mix”Continue reading “Radio Play Update #1”
Bill Golembeski of Folking.com wrote a fantastic and insightful review of Roots & Honey–check it out at https://folking.com/old-time-pharmaceuticals-roots-honey-own-label/. Alongside poetic commentary on Roots & Honey, Bill offers encyclopedic knowledge of the folk music world, and his review just might introduce you to multiple great bands!
The debut Old-Time Pharmaceuticals album, Roots & Honey, is officially available as of June 20, 2020! You can hear all of the tracks for free on https://oldtimepharmaceuticals.com/music/ or https://soundcloud.com/patrick-desimio/sets/roots-honey, and if you’d like to get a copy, you can order a CD through https://oldtimepharmaceuticals.com/music/ or download the album through iTunes–just search for “Old-Time Pharmaceuticals” inContinue reading “Roots & Honey Release!”